Why shed stress and harmful emotions? They have a negative impact on us physically, and that impact can build up over timeUnremitting stress, anger, anxiety, or bitterness can “rewire” our brains and predispose us to reactions that we neither want nor needIf left unmanaged and unresolved, they can damage our relationships at home, work, and … Continue reading Tools for Tough Times: Shedding Stress
How can we transit the difficult times in our lives, with a greater opportunity to thrive? We do this step by step. Here are a few steps you can take now or later this week that may help you to thrive. 1. Recognize when you are experiencing loss, including ambiguous loss. For many, the pandemic … Continue reading Tools for Tough Times: Step By Step
Every day, especially Friday, is worth celebrating. We all have so much for which to be grateful and filled with thanks. Carpe diem! Image via imgflip.com Image via ziglar.com Image wording via old dead roman dude And now for your Latin lesson for the day: "Carpe carp." Seize the slimy fish!
Ninety-eight years ago, Coca-Cola rolled out a slogan for advertising their product; “the pause that refreshes.” That slogan was in the Coke line-up for much of the 20th century. A few weeks ago I introduced a similar idea, the “One Minute Pause” (OMP). The OMP is taking a minute to interrupt your negative emotions or … Continue reading The Pause That Refreshes
We expected this pandemic would take a year or so, then it would be back to normal. We expected most people to rally to the cause of protecting their neighbors and not their own self-interests. We expected a safer world would return, yet it is getting decidedly less safe. We expected a rest from political … Continue reading (Not So) Great Expectations
More fun in the great summertime outdoors! Well, except for the polar bear in the snow. Always ask before you film someone. Aren't polar bears just so darn cute when they're playful? Like I said, always ask first....
Many people endure setback, disease, and disaster with calm and focus. They divorce amicably. They relocate and change careers with little disruption. Some go through major disaster and significant duress with strength and calm. It is not that they are somehow better than the rest of us. It is most often due to their paradigm, … Continue reading Tools for Tough Times: Encouraging Others
To thrive is to grow vigorously and flourish, to make progress and prosper. Yes, it is possible to grow vigorously and flourish, make progress and prosper in our toughest times. We can come out of difficulties with more than we brought into them. It will come down to how we care for the heart - … Continue reading Tools for Tough Times: Guard Your Heart
Here is a little Friday morning inspiration for you. Walk with God today!
In 1914, Ernest Shackleton and his team of 26 scientists, sailors, and explorers - and a stowaway - embarked on a dangerous mission to dogsled across Antarctica. In the days before radio, even if everything went as planned this would be risky, stretching the limits of human endurance. Everything did not go as planned. Their … Continue reading Gotta Minute?